poetaster

[poh-it-as-ter]
noun
an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin or Neo-Latin; see poet, -aster1

poetastering, poetastery, poetastry, poetasterism, noun
poetastric, poetastrical, adjective


rhymester.
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poetaster (ˌpəʊɪˈtæstə, -ˈteɪ-)
 
n
a writer of inferior verse
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin; see poet, -aster]

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poetaster
1599, from M.Fr. poetastre (1554), from L. poeta (poet) + -aster, diminutive (pejorative) suffix.
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Nor are such creatures merely the province of the past and the poetaster.
Here the old-fashioned term poetaster may apply, if only obliquely.
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